Alt rockers The Fray are releasing their self-titled sophomore effort to the Christian market on February 3, 2009. The band, who sold 3.2 million copies of their mainstream debut album How To Save A Life, opted to release this second album in both markets.
That’s kind of unusual in an industry where a lot of Christian bands are trying to break free from the Christian music label so they can find success in the mainstream. But in a video for the song “You Found Me” that includes some behind the scenes footage, lead vocalist Isaac Slade says that his album is what they would have done the first time if they had the time, and where they want to go for the rest of their career.
The first single “You Found Me” was released to Christian radio early this year, and landed at #23 on R&R’s Christian CHR. The song was also used as the promo for the new season of ABC’s “Lost.”
You can preorder the deluxe version of The Fray’s new album and get a free download of a live album not available anywhere else.
For more about The Fray, visit their MySpace page.
What songs topped the Christian music charts for 2008? Check out this Gospel Soundcheck post, Radio and Record’s Most Played Christian Songs of 2008.